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  • How to Keep a Baby Calm on a Flight. Reduce your chances of becoming the seatmate everyone

  • hates by learning how to head off a screaming jag. You will need A seat over the wing A

  • baby bottle, breast milk, or a pacifier Frequent diaper checks A midweek, midday flight and

  • a baby stroller. Step 1. Try to arrange your flight so it coincides with your baby’s

  • naptime or bedtime so theyll be sleepy. Fly midweek, and midday if you can; flights

  • then are less crowded. Step 2. Request a seat over the wing. That’s where the engines

  • are located, and some moms find the noise lulls infants to sleep. Don’t check your

  • baby stroller; use it all the way to the gate, and then ask the gate attendants to stow it.

  • Step 3. Feed your baby during takeoff and landing, or give them a pacifier. Sucking

  • and swallowing helps prevent the painful earache that can develop due to air pressure changes

  • in the cabin. And offer them your breast or a bottle often during the flight to prevent

  • dehydration. The Transportation Security Administration allows you to bring more than three ounces

  • of baby formula, breast milk, or juice so long as you declare these items for inspection

  • at the checkpoint. Step 4. Walk your baby up and down the aisle if they start to fuss.

  • The combination of the motion and the change of scenery can stop a crying fit in its tracks.

  • Bring a baby sling to make pacing more pleasant. Step 5. Check their diapers often so a soggy

  • or poopy diaper doesn’t have a chance to send them into a tizzy. Step 6. Nothing working?

  • Hide in the bathroom for a while (as long as youre not inconveniencing other passengers).

  • The close quarters will provide a soothing cocoon for you and your baby, and youll

  • escape the nasty looks of your seatmates for a while! Did you know Seventy-one percent

  • of travelers surveyed think families with young children should sit in their own section

  • of a plane.

How to Keep a Baby Calm on a Flight. Reduce your chances of becoming the seatmate everyone

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